We’re all in love with the Windows 8 Metro app tiles. They look great and make navigating around a breeze. Today I came across a new feature–resizing and unpinning the Windows 8 Metro tiles. While the resizing option is very limited (just 2 sizes) in the Dev build, I like that Microsoft gave us a little more control so we can customize the Metro Desktop if desired.
Let’s get started with a quick groovyVideo followed by a standard step-by-step How-To w/screenshots.
For non-tablets (Desktop and Virtual Machine) installs, right-click on the Desktop Tile to display to the Options bar at the bottom of the screen.
For Tablet users, Touch the App and Flick Down to open the Options bar.
The bar will display a few options including Smaller, Larger or Unpin (depending on the App tile you click on and if the app is small or large).
Your Desktop App Tile should now be a small Square. Repeat the Process and click Larger to return it to its normal size.
Note: Some apps like Control Panel have just one size so don’t freak out if you can’t resize everything. Keep this in mind and don’t freak out if you can’t resize all apps.
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